2013 BBYC Annual Regatta



Sunfish Mid Atlantic Regional Championship
US Sailing Area C O’Day Championship Qualifier

Club 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Optimist, and Sunfish

Saturday June 15, 2013
(Sunfish continue on June 16, 2013)


Brant Beach Yacht Club, Brant Beach, New Jersey
Updated June 10th, 2013

1. Rules

1.1 The regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2013-2016, the prescriptions of the United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), and this Notice Of Race, except as any of these are changed by the Sailing Instructions or any appendices to the Sailing Instructions.
1.2 The organizing authority is the Brant Beach Yacht Club.

2. Eligibility and Entry

All Club 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Optimist, and Sunfish competitors may enter by completing registration with the Brant Beach Yacht Club.  Sunfish sailors must be members of the Sunfish Class Association,  Laser sailors participating in the O’day Qualifier must be members of US Sailing and the Laser Class. 

3.  Risk

It is the competitor's decision to enter the regatta and to start or continue any race. The competitors are ultimately responsible for the risks. The competitor will accept full responsibility for all his/her actions during any activity related to the event. This includes on-shore activities before, during, and after the regatta.

4.   Registration and Fees

a. Competitors may register by:

i. Filling out the online registration form and paying on-line at the BBYC Website-BBYC.net under regattas. (The online Registration will close at midnight on June 13th)
ii. Printing the registration form, filling it out and mailing it with a check payable to Brant Beach Yacht Club, P.O. Box 208, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008  -  (Must be mailed by June 6, 2013)
iii . Register on the morning of the regatta, June 15, 2013 between 8:00 and 9:30 AM at the South Harbor Facility. (A $10 On-Site fee will apply)

b. The entry fee is:

i. $20 for Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial
ii. $35 for Sunfish, Club 420 

c. Entry fee includes registration, breakfast, bars and water for on the water, and after sailing barbeque for Helm and Crew.

5. Schedule of Events (Property View)

Saturday June 15, 2013

Registration, breakfast and check in South Harbor Club House

8:00 - 9:30

Skipper's Meeting


Race one


followed by Races two, three and as many as time allows for the small boats.


Awards and Barbecue Dinner after racing.


Sunday June 16, 2013  

Check in & Breakfast

8:00 - 9:30

Harbor Start


Race one


No start after


Sunfish awards immediately following racing



6.   Sailing Instructions

Sailing Instructions will be available at the time of registration.

7.   Courses and Racing Area

The race courses, located approximately 2 miles Southwest of the Club, will be used with separate starts for each class. There will be multiple race courses with multiple classes on each course.  These assignments will be posted before the skippers meeting and also announced at the meeting. 

8.   Scoring

The Low Point scoring system, RRS A2, will apply, except that if more than five races are completed one (1) score will be dropped. One race constitutes a regatta.

9. Waiver

Sailing is an activity that has an inherent risk of damage and injury. Competitors in this event are participating entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race. The race organizers including the Brant Beach YC, the race committee, protest committee, judges or any other associated organization or official will not be responsible for damage to any boat or other property or the injury to any competitor, including death, sustained as a result of participation in this event. By participating in this event, each competitor agrees to release the race organizers from any and all liability associated with such competitor’s participation in this event to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Safety

Life jackets must be worn at all times while racing in the Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, Club-420 and Sunfish.

11. Prizes

  • Optimist - 1st place Overall and 1st through 3rd place in each of the Red, Blue and White fleets.
  • All other fleets – top 25% of fleet will receive trophies
  • Sunfish – 1st through 3rd place (or 25% of fleet if greater.)

Trophies will be awarded to Skippers & Crew

 12. Directions

Click here for directions to BBYC

13. Additional Information

Regatta Chair:  Scot & Suzanne Ellis